E-scooters Vs. E-bikes: Everything You Need to Know BF TEST

E-scooters Vs. E-bikes: Everything You Need to Know BF TEST

Need help deciding which of the two most popular micro-mobility trends is best for you?

Photography by Aurélien Romain

As gridlocked streets and terrible air pollution become increasing concerns for cities, we are all continually looking out for solutions. Moving away from car-centric infrastructure is a necessity and many city planners are creating more bike lanes and zero emission zones while also looking to public transport and personal electric vehicles to fill the gap.

So it is not shocking that micromobility — very light, electrically powered personal vehicles — is growing faster than ride-hailing did during Uber’s peak growth. But which of the most popular types of micromobility is best for you — electric scooters or electric bikes?

Both are great, and each one can transform your way of commuting and moving through the city. Yet each has their own advantages, depending on your individual needs and preferences…

E-scooters are a no-sweat, convenient way of reaching your destination. Carry or scoot for a convenient commute

As gridlocked streets and terrible air pollution become increasing concerns for cities, we are all continually looking out for solutions. Moving away from car-centric infrastructure is a necessity and many city planners are creating more bike lanes and zero emission zones while also looking to public transport and personal electric vehicles to fill the gap.

So it is not shocking that micromobility — very light, electrically powered personal vehicles — is growing faster than ride-hailing did during Uber’s peak growth. But which of the most popular types of micromobility is best for you — electric scooters or electric bikes?

Both are great, and each one can transform your way of commuting and moving through the city. Yet each has their own advantages, depending on your individual needs and preferences…

Photography by Aurélien Romain

Enjoy a hassle-free travelling experience

While there is no need to metaphorically sweat over the potential risks of theft nor hefty price tags, you can also enjoy a literal sweat-free ride when travelling on an electric scooter. Don’t want to exert any energy? Well, you don’t have to when no pedalling is involved. Other than a kick to get it going, from there onwards, the scooter only needs to rely on the motor to keep moving. The lack of pedalling can also make it easier for those of us wearing dresses or skirts, as it makes for a much more comfortable ride.

Having no pedals on electric scooters certainly simplifies the process for new riders, making the learning curve much shorter than a bike’s — it is just a case of stepping on, kicking off with one foot, and letting the throttle do the work for the rest of your journey.
Finally, e-scooters not only allow you to wear a wider variety of clothes and learn how to ride quicker, but they also offer a hassle-free way of travelling during busy periods.

Smaller frames and tires make e-scooters easier to maneuver than electric bikes, meaning you can dodge around people, other vehicles, and change lanes if you need to.

Enjoy a hassle-free travelling experience

Having no pedals on electric scooters certainly simplifies the process for new riders, making the learning curve much shorter than a bike’s — it is just a case of stepping on, kicking off with one foot, and letting the throttle do the work for the rest of your journey.
Finally, e-scooters not only allow you to wear a wider variety of clothes and learn how to ride quicker, but they also offer a hassle-free way of travelling during busy periods.

  1. Barclays, Micromobility: Fast, Cheap and Good Solution for ‘Smart Cities’
  2. Department for Transport, Transport Statistics Great Britain 2018: Moving Britain Ahead
  3. Jack Blocker, VICE, There’s an Entire Instagram Account Devoted to Destroying Rideshare Scooters
  4. Elizabeth Palermo, Live Science, Who Invented the Bicycle?

Smaller frames and tires make e-scooters easier to maneuver than electric bikes, meaning you can dodge around people, other vehicles, and change lanes if you need to.

  • Barclays, Micromobility: Fast, Cheap and Good Solution for ‘Smart Cities’
  • Department for Transport, Transport Statistics Great Britain 2018: Moving Britain Ahead
  • Jack Blocker, VICE, There’s an Entire Instagram Account Devoted to Destroying Rideshare Scooters
  • Elizabeth Palermo, Live Science, Who Invented the Bicycle?

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